I have a friend that is big into the speedsters. He has a ton of parts and wants me to build a speedster. He said he would sale me a rolling chassis with motor and transmission. but no title. IM located in Arizona can anyone tell me how you can get one or how hard it is? what the steps are?
Also what kind of price range should I expect to pay for a rolling frame with the motor and transmission in it but needs to be rebuilt? and the rims are junk.
Thanks for any input.
Every state is different on titling vehicles. Look on line for your state DMV to see what your state requires.
Thanks, i was hoping to find someone with experience in doing it in Arizona. My friends wife is supervisor at the dmv. She tried to tell me I have to build it first then bring it for inspection. No way would I go through all that and money to have an title issue in the end or a stolen frame
Here are a couple of threads discussing getting a title in AZ: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/140432.html?1273693222
Nothing conclusive, but it doesn't look as hard as in many other states we've heard about here. Maybe some of the guys in Sun Country Model T Club has experience titling assembled T's? http://home.earthlink.net/~mtavf/scmtc.htm
Also when seeking information on this board you can use the "search" icon. Put in some key words such as title and your state. Use the "AND" function and select a year on the forum to search. There is a tremendous amount of information stored
arizona is as bad as california from my experiance. i have property in the thriving town of bowie. ford records are known to all dmv's so they will title off the engine #. early frames before 26-7 have no #'s. here in minnesota they want a picture of all 4 sides, and a story where you got it. fell out of sky, found in ditch, bought at swap meet, it doesnt matter. all that matters is that the engine number is not in use by someone else, and its not on the stolen list. then, the panel of experts look at your photo and put a value on it. if over 1500, you have to bond it, if under you get a title. a speedster may put up some red flags, so i would find a rotten rusty roadster body, take 4 photos and apply for title with your engine number. AZ, however may want to inspect because you have vehicle inspection there do you not? got any friends in NM, or other?
If you need a title call Robertson surplus in Burdett N.Y. Ph # 607-546-4086. They specialize in buying from estate sales all over the east. They have a ton of titles and may have one from the year you are looking for. I have used two that were from other cars no longer running from other states. The body style makes no difference! My DMV gal verified the numbers on the title and registered the cars.
Jim, I just purchased a 1913 Ford in AZ without a title, and I wanted to register the car legally.
Here are the steps to get your title:
1) Get a Level 1 inspection. You will need to take your car to the DMV and have the serial number checked. The car should be in drivable and running condition.
2) Send a certified letter to the previous owner where that owner states he will NOT get a title or has no title.
3) Go back to the DMV after you received the certified letter and have the DMV place a value on the car (typically it is around $15,000).
4) Go to your insurance company and purchase a surety bond in the amount of $15,000. This will cost $150 ($10 per thousand).
5) Take the surety bond and all your paperwork back to the DMV and get your title, registration and license plates.
The entire process took a few hours (with the exception of receiving the certified letter back from the previous owner). The total cost was $150 for the bond and $48.00 for the registration (I purchased the copper Horseless Carriage license plate). Call or email me if you need any assistance.
I hope this helps,